shape-shifter

noun
shape-shift·​er | \ ˈshāp-ˌshif-tər How to pronounce shape-shifter (audio) \

Definition of shape-shifter

: one that seems able to change form or identity at will especially : a mythical figure that can assume different forms (as of animals)

Other Words from shape-shifter

shape-shift \ ˈshāp-​ˌshift How to pronounce shape-shifter (audio) \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of shape-shifter

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Shape-shifter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shape-shifter. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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